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Artists Bill of Rights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen V. Smith Jun 12. 11 Replies

As this COVID-19 pandemic has swept through the country, we've all found ourselves with a lot on our plates and very little cash in our wallets.  With many of the art shows canceling or rescheduling,…Continue

Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathleen J. Clausen Mar 15. 41 Replies

I've been checking this and other platforms for any indication as to what people's thoughts might be on this topic.  So far, no one has even mentioned the subject which, will have an enormous impact…Continue

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Kathleen V. Smith replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"I was reading about this "Artist Bill of Rights." I have only had one show refund just half back.  The rest were quite compassionate in either giving credit toward another show or our money back in full, so no complaints there.…"
Jun 12
Raoul Duke replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"So, you don't agree with the idea of artists being grouped by talent.   You pointed out that if a show decides to cancel due to weather is exactly what I'm talking about.  I've had several shows cancel because of…"
Jun 12
Alison Thomas replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"I don't mind being next to jewelers or painters but if I'm next to tin can airplanes and hand painted name plates I'm in the wrong show.  I don't mind being next to an artist with a lower price point as long as it is unique…"
Jun 12
Raoul Duke replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"I hear you, Alison but, I've done shows that were advertised as fine art shows, only to find myself situated, as the only painter, in a group of jewelry, tin can airplane novelties, and hand-painted nameplate artisans.  There's a…"
Jun 11
Alison Thomas replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"Addressing number 1 - I don't want to be right next to other photographers, especially if all the photographers in the show are together.  It becomes a race to the bottom price wise.  I do agree that plants and vinyl siding belong…"
Jun 11
Connie Mettler replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"James, if you are not getting refunds there is an artists Facebook group that is sending emails to these shows. Reach out to them -- NAIA FB Forum. Carroll Swayze is doing the letters."
Jun 9
James Steagle replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"I haven't had such good luck with a few of the shows.  One of the events in Ohio kept sending me emails, stating that I needed to get my booth fees in.  I thought this was odd because this happened in April, I hesitated and the…"
Jun 9
Connie Mettler replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"You are so right, Judy, about Rick Bryant, one of my heroes. Not to forget Stephen King at the Des Moines Art Festival, Rick Faulkner at Long's Park and Mark Loeb in Detroit who is building useful resources for artists. They all would get above…"
Jun 8
Jeri Vitello replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"A couple of weeks ago the director for Krasl Art on the Bluff sent out this correspondence.  1. They refunded 100% of paid booth fees for invited artists 2. They are waiving 2021 application/jury fees for 2020 invited artists 3. 2020 invited…"
Jun 7
Judy Christian replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"I have to agree that most of the show organizers seem to be looking around as to what they can do to help us; some coming to us and asking for our feedback and suggestions. It's sweet and it feels really good.  Rick Bryant, who is with the…"
Jun 7
Connie Mettler replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Artists Bill of Rights
"I have been on podcasts and Zoom meetings with show directors around the country and received innumerable emails from event personnel who have had to cancel their events. Phone calls too. As a small business person myself I expected to hear along…"
Jun 5
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Artists Bill of Rights

As this COVID-19 pandemic has swept through the country, we've all found ourselves with a lot on our plates and very little cash in our wallets.  With many of the art shows canceling or rescheduling, we find that trying to juggle time and distance with energy expended and profits lost. But, in actuality, this situation could work towards our advantage.Over the last few years, most of you have been aware of the rising cost of doing these shows. Not only have the booth and application fees gone…See More
Jun 3
Raoul Duke commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Cancelled Fairs Not Returning Fees?
"I had one show call me to see if I was still attending when I said no, explained why they said that they would refund my money if there were a problem.  But after reading the fine print on their application, it states that I would have to…"
Mar 26
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"The first of our 2 March shows has been postponed to November, waiting to hear about the second."
Mar 15
Joe Ignaczak replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"Replying to my post from Thursday, what a difference a day makes! On March 13th, the President declared a National State of Emergency so I'm going to have to reevaluate our situation. We can deal with several weeks of shutdowns but if it…"
Mar 15
Raoul Duke replied to Raoul Duke's discussion Virus vs Art show. Will they show up?
"That's animal cruelty!  "
Mar 13

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Years in the Art Fair Business
6
First show ever
Huntington Beach, Ca
What are the best things about art fairs
When they end. of course!
Best show ever and why
I haven't had my best yet, or at least I hope not. Because, if I have already had it, that means it's downhill from now on.
Worst show ever and why
I have certainly seen some bad ones, though, I'll have to get back to you on that one.

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Art Fest in Harrisburg...Questions?

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 2:38pm 7 Comments

How Y'all doing.

I'm thinking of doing the Jump Street event in Harrisburg at the end of May but I have a question and I was hoping my fellow members here, could help me out.

My question is this, do the organizers of this show have any arrangements for overnight parking of RV's?  I've emailed the organization twice and still no reply. Having recently purchased an RV, I am looking forward to using it as much as possible.  I'm finding that many of the shows do but seeing as there…

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At 9:43pm on September 28, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Raoul. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.

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At 10:59am on September 23, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hello Raoul,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're thrilled to have you joining us here and hope you'll find the site beneficial.  Thank you so much for subscribing to the newsletter and best wishes for continued success.

 
 
 


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